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"Performance" (BFI Film Classics) [Paperback]

Colin MacCabe
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1 July 1998 BFI Film Classics
Starring James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg, "Performance" was made by Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg in 1968, but not released until 1970. When the studio backers saw the director's cut, they were so shocked by its sexual explicitness and formal radicalism that attempts were made to destroy the negative. Having conducted extensive interviews with surviving participants, Colin MacCabe presents in this book the definitive history of the making of "Performance", as well as a new interpretation of its consummate artistry.

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  • Paperback: 87 pages
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing (1 July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851706703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851706702
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Provides an incredibly well-researched insight into this film extaordinaire."--"Shattered

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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything is Permitted 15 Mar 2006
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The full story behind the making of the greatest film of all time. Colin MacCabe's book provides the definitive history of one of the most influential films of all time. The rumours surrounding the film’s production are mostly true, and MacCabe’s skill rests in his ability to document the history while acknowledging the legend. This book is about madness. And sanity. Fantasy. And reality. Death. And life. Vice. And versa.
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